GT Fish and Oyster

4.7
3479 reviews
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Brought to you by Boka Restaurant Group, GT Fish & Oyster is an oyster bar and seafood-centric eatery named after chef/partner Giuseppe Tentori. The sharable menu contains both traditional items as well as many seasonal, original dishes created by Chef and his team. GT was named one of Travel and Leisure's Top 20 best seafood restaurants in America in 2013, and Chef Tentori was named Chef of the Year at both the Jean Banchet Awards and in Chicago Social Magazine in 2012. GT is open for brunch and dinner, and in addition to its 90 dining seats, the restaurant contains a 20 seat bar where you can sit right across from all the shucking.
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7.8

GT Fish & Oyster is ideal for those who like all the pleasures of the sea. Mandatory oysters to start.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
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BH
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night at GT Oyster is always a success! They have the freshest oysters in the city and we love the service. Also loved that they recorded our wine so we could take it home to finish. One of my faves!

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AW
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 13 year old son is interested in cooking and wanted to eat in a Michelin star restaurant so we went here. Somehow it came out that he was the reason we went there. Out of the blue the manager later came over and talked to us for a while an gave our son a tee shirt from the restaurant. It really made his day. Very nice touch out of no where.

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J
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Great food and excellent service. It was our anniversary and they were so great! Very Specual!

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KK
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service! Our server was very knowledgeable about wine and made our dining experience very personal. The oyster select was fantastic. We had the steelhead trout which was amazing! Will definitely come back the next time we are in Chicago!

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S
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our third visit here, every time it’s been great! We had oysters on the half shell & smoked fish and the best “chocolate cake” ever!

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c
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual a wonderful experience with wonderful food and staff. It’s one of our favorite restaurants in the city.

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L
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, this place never ever disappoints! Jared at the bar was amazing, was being a bit of a picky person about my oysters, had my two favs but wanted to try something new. He listened and suggested what very well might be my new fav. Service and food is always excellent.

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A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant location, ambiance, and food were simply amazing.

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J
London
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was one of the best in a long time! Lobster Mac wasn’t quite as rich and creamy as I remembered it. The shrimp bruschetta and mussels were the stars!

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Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. Food delicious except fish in fish taco was charred to the point of tasting burned.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The appetizers were delicious and all main courses were excellent. Trout can often be a bit boring but not the way they prepare it here. It was delicious! Our service was good and I love the design of the restaurant. We’ll be back.

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Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent crab cakes! Loved the modern atmosphere and cocktails. We will definitely return for special occasions.

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CM
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best caviar ever and the blinis were also great. Oysters were all good.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 4

Was told we would have the private room downstairs and upon arriving had the bait and switch. No heads up and no explanation why we didn’t have it. Buyer beware I guess?

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s one of the best restaurants in Chicago!! Don’t miss this one...you won’t be disappointed !

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HP
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing time!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is where I was introduced to the OYSTER experience! And it was love at first sight. I took my hub back as a surprise date and was so glad we enjoyed our third dining visit there! Definitely going back for oysters and drinks! Oh and there shrimp avocado plate was aaaaaamazing

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j
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food & service were great. My only criticism is that it was very noisy.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Waited 30 minutes beyond reservation time for our table. Restaurant was freezing and no one addressed it as promised.

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i
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The hostess is a bit "removed" from her interactions. There was no attempt to dialogue about our choice to try GT or inquire about our preferences for seating. Once we were seated, Hannah, was a friendly and attentive server. Oysters were ok. Had to ask for and "wait" awhile for bread. Appreciate those bussing the tables. The broccoli side dish was an interesting presentation but broccoli could have been cooked a bit more and was expecting more flavorful dish and server could have elaborated on the ingredients. The fish tacos were flavorful but were falling apart.

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JH
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and drinks with outstanding service. I cant wait to go back!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went to spend time with family including my grandma. Unfortunately it was soo cold in the restaurant we all wished we had coats on. The waiter was excellent about adjusting the temp and the service in general was great. The food was AMAZING. I recommend for great food and drinks sans any pretentiousness.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Arrived late because of traffic but got seated right away

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SH
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

This review is a bit hard to write because there were really high highs and very low lows. I ordered the soft shell crab which was terrible. The Mac n cheese was delicious. I had the opportunity to try my friends lobster roll and halibut both were delicious. Our server Nick was absolutely wonderful! I highly recommend him to anyone going. Unfortunately the hostess had a very nasty attitude. My party size changed last minute, which is not uncommon in the restaurant industry, she was very upset. I did not understand why she expressed such distaste, this is not the kind of energy a customer should experience especially not on one’s birthday. Her attitude ruin the experience for me. I will never dine in again, if I decide to come back for the lobster roll I will order take out.

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Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and so pretty!! The waitstaff was very attentive in helping me pick out gluten free items from the menu, which there were so many options! Overall, a great experience and would highly recommend

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O
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was great! Scott was excellent! The oysters were superb as was the rest of the food we ordered. There was a lot of space so it was very kid friendly as well, where we could slide in a few strollers and be comfortable.

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BS
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went here most recently for our anniversary. It’s quickly become one of our go to date night places.

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JF
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and experience exceeded expectations, would definitely recommend and look forward to returning.

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P
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten at many restaurants in my life, including Eleven Madison Park and other Michelin starred restaurants, and I can wholeheartedly say that my server Brennan F., was the best I have ever had. He was incredibly attentive and engaging. He was there when you needed him but not overbearing. He offered excellent, spot-on recommendations without being overly diplomatic. The hostess was also great at accommodating us as we arrived early and the food was exactly what we wanted: Oysters. I was in Chicago on vacation during Memorial Day weekend and was craving oysters. They had an excellent raw bar and 6 varieties of Oysters. The Strawberry Key Lime Pie was also excellent. I will definitely come back each time I visit Chicago.

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely time and everyone made my husband’s birthday special from the menu to the candle in the dessert. Thanks so much!

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M
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent and everything we ordered was terrific. Interesting combinations and plating. Particularly loved the Thai coconut soup, soft shell crab entree and the eggplant with hoison side dish. All were delicious. The problem was the noise level. We were in the main dining room at a table for two and could not hear each other across the table. We left to have dessert and coffee elsewhere because we were uncomfortable with the noise level.

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KS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitstaff were excellent and friendly. Our glasses never emptied. The food was excellent! I highly recommend GT Fish and Oyster.

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MS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in the city. The food is outstanding and the service is some of the best you will find anywhere. The tastes of all the dishes are explosive and super complex in a good way. No detail is overlooked and always a treat to be able to dine here. Will be back soon!!!

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RM
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were recommended the restaurant in our hotel, so knew nothing about it before we went. The restaurant isn't in the prettiest area of Chicago but once inside the experience was excellent. The food was spectacular, the wine list reasonably priced and the ambience welcoming. The service was friendly and knowledgeable (and they expertly catered for a coeliac). I will definitely go again.

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C
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, excellent and timely service, overall wonderful dining experience.

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Z
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always have a hard time deciding what to order, everything on the menu seems delicious! I’m glad my friends wanted to share both the starters and the mains, so that I got to taste multiple dishes. The mussels are incredibly good! I can also highly recommend the tuna poke and the shrimp crostinis.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 5

Way overpriced. Lobster Benedict was too rich. $7 for carbonated water.

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TN
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service!

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S
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious beautiful ambiance; great meeting spot for brunch!

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A
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable seafood with great service. The place is small and lively. At the table we shared a number of plates starting with the oysters, wedge salad, muscles, snapper ceviche and halibut. the halibut dish could have perhaps benefited from contrasting texture or little touch of spice- our opinions were split.

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